57cm x 38cm
I didn't think I would already be posting a new painting before the end of the first day of February but I really wanted to share this whilst it is "in the moment". The Adelaide Zoo said farewell yesterday to its Greater Flamingo. It was the last one in Australia and apparently the oldest in the world. He was known to be 83+ as he arrived in Adelaide already mature in 1930. My painting is not a photographic likeness of him but my way of capturing the grace and loveliness of these magnificent birds. I decided to call this one Not Alone as I used the textured background created with cling film to find two more birds.. I came to the studio to play and this is on 1/2 sheet Saunders & Waterford 300 gsm Hot Press Paper. Probably only my second ever hot press painting and I enjoyed using it.
I am also including a collage of the last months challenge paintings.